Cell, Molecular & Developmental Biology

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Beginning with admission in 2015, students entering the Cell, Molecular & Developmental Biology (CMDB) program will benefit from an integrated approach to training that draws on prior experience from three strong graduate programs: Biochemistry, Cellular & Molecular Physiology and the former CMDB program. These programs have fused to become a new CMDB program focused on clinically-relevant biomedical research.

Following a highly successful integrated and interdisciplinary first-year training experience formerly known as the Integrated Studies Program, students will then select one of four areas in which to specialize:

  • Structural and Chemical Biology
  • Developmental & Regenerative Biology
  • Cancer Biology
  • Molecular & Cellular Medicine
Students in the new CMDB program will become specialists, but also be prepared to perform interdisciplinary research through exposure to other students, post-doctoral scholars and faculty who have diverse research interests and experimental approaches. The program takes advantage of the strengths of the remarkable training environment at the Tufts Health Sciences Campus including the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, School of Medicine, School of Nutrition, and Tufts Medical Center. Faculty in the Program also reside at the Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Engineering, and the Maine Medical Center Research Institute.

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Contact information









Ira Herman, PhD
Program Director

Administrative Office
Stearns 514
Phone: 617-636-6836
Fax: 617-636-2990

Apply to the Sackler School


The priority application deadlines are as follows:

December 1: Basic Science Division PhD Programs

February 15: Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences

March 31: Post-Baccalaureate Research Program

May 1: Clinical & Translational Science, MS in Pharmacology & Drug Development

June 15: Online Certificate in Fundamentals of Clinical Care Research